I actually liked the look of RW 3.5 so much I bought a £1400 computer to run a £40.00 piece of software. How much of a mug…etc…
Here I am, about eight years later and I’ve managed to build a little sideline business building websites using Rapidweaver and I can’t see me switching readily to anything else.
I’ve tried WordPress and hated it. Wanted to love it. Hated it.
I’ve also invested a lot of time and some money into RW and various addons but along the way have learned an awful lot about building websites, mainly from the community here and some generous devs who’ve helped or nudged along the way. I’ve used standard themes for most work but frameworks for others. The CMS stuff is really coming along and I’m still looking forward to building my first proper e-commerce site with RW and Cartloom, Ecwid or whatever.
And the weirdest reason I like using RW is that moment of ‘reveal’ when you switch from Edit to Preview to see whether what you’ve been working on will actually look like you think it’s going to. It’s fun.
P.S. I should also say that I live in Hove, just round the corner from RealMac. Yet we have never met. So far as they know…